This week is PACKED! We announce our new submissions editors, Matthew and Monique Boudreau of Aural Stage Studios, play an excerpt from Matt McLean's excellent Audio Drama Production podcast, and then dig in for a big helping of the 'films without visuals' - The Truth. First up is "Cold Read," a psychic pulls off a card trick with a woman at a bar and leads to some surprising results... Followed up by "Mirror Lake," a couple tries to track down childhood memories and, well, nothing is quite … [Read more...] about Episode 397 – Searching for “The Truth” with a Cold Read and Mirror Lake
Free Downloads of Other Radio Dramas
Here is an archive of all of the 'other' themed radio drama shows we have played over the years. All episodes are free to download, however if you like it we hope you'll explore more shows by the artist and support them. We love 'other' - it includes things like holiday and romance programming, shows where there aren't enough for their own category, as well as stuff that REALLY defies description. Dig in, friend.
While Fred is back in the U.S. of A, he's spiritually still in Lesotho, so he shares a few more sounds, memories, and a killer interview he got with a local band while in the "Magic Mountain Kingdom." The band Sotho Sounds consists of local herdsboys who grew up tending cattle, sheep, and goats, and keeping themselves entertained with an indigenous instrument (the Basotho Violin). These days, the Basotho Violin is made out of an oil can and strung with fishing wire, and if you combine it … [Read more...] about Episode 369 – A Trip to Lesotho, and a Troll of Stony Brook
This week a post-holiday treat from Playing on Air, a showcase for contemporary short plays produced for radio in New York City by a team of theater professionals. This episode consists of three short plays - The Blizzard, a mystery thriller, features Jesse Eisenberg as a snowed-in screenwriter facing unexpected guests. In The Miracle of Chanukah, a holiday guest’s personal miracle throws a family for a loop. In Christmas Breaks, a young man surprises his girlfriend with some curve ball … [Read more...] about Episode 362 – Christmas Blizzards and Chanukah Miracles
This week we experience the offbeat audio musical Paradox, written by New York based filmmaker Jack Feldstein. Jack's already well versed in the offbeat; his process of filmmaking consists of 'neonizing' live action or animation footage to create a whole new work, with funky, witty narratives. You have to see it to believe it. Now enter this crazy audio musical. Why do it? Jack says: Radio drama more than any other dramatic form relies on sound and words. And as a scriptwriter I … [Read more...] about Episode 348 – Trying to Find Mother and Discovering a Paradox
This week we take a departure from our usual programming to enjoy a thoroughly different poetic experience in Roger Gregg's album Serpent in the Bee Loud Glade. Derived from his short-run theatre experience "The Bee Loud Glade Cabaret," the studio album takes original lyrics as well as classic poems and dramatizes them in a way you have never heard poetry expressed before. There is music - oh yeah - but way beyond music, we have sound effects, smashing, crashing, pop grinding tunes soaring … [Read more...] about Episode 329 – Bitten by the Serpent in the Bee-Loud Glade